As part of the programme for the exhibition, SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe - Modern Ruins 1:220 at Furtherfield Gallery.
Death Collapsing into Life: A Parkland Walk with Tim Waterman
Saturday 12 July, 2-4pm
Please meet at Furtherfiled Gallery, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ at 1.50pm so we can leave promptly at 2pm and come appropriately dressed for a two-hour walk and the unpredictable July weather.
Note: To ensure a good experience for all those attending please bring no more than two children per adult booked.
"Death needs time for what it kills to grow in" wrote William S Burroughs. True, but so is its opposite. Life needs what death kills to grow in. Hope has its roots in ruin. This walk, along a disused railway line between Finsbury Park and Highgate will explore how vicious nature and the ruthless engines of urban decay can show us a new way of imagining utopia.
Tim Waterman is Research Associate (Landscape & Commons) at Furtherfield. He is a landscape architect, urbanist, writer, editor, lecturer, and speaker. His research focuses on the relationship between people and place that constructs landscape, from the ecological to the sociocultural. Of particular interest are explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape. At Furtherfield, Tim facilitates research and events at the intersection of the physical and the digital commons and how art practice can shape the construction of empowering space, both real and virtual.
Watch a short film of the SEFT-1 journey here
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